Perception and awareness of accents in young children

@article{Girard2008PerceptionAA,
  title={Perception and awareness of accents in young children},
  author={Fr{\'e}d{\'e}rique Girard and Caroline Floccia and Jeremy Goslin},
  journal={British Journal of Development Psychology},
  year={2008},
  volume={26},
  pages={409-433}
}
This study examines children's metaphonological awareness for accent-related information in connected speech. In the first experiment, 5- to 6-year-old French-speaking children were asked to discriminate between Southern and Northern accented French in a sentence categorization task. It was found that these children were not able to reliably distinguish between these native variations of their own language, but were able to distinguish between their own accent and a strong foreign accent in… 

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